Muffins Fresh Lemon Ginger Muffins

posted by Terrytx

Fresh Lemon Ginger Muffins

2 tbl. coarsely chopped, peeled fresh ginger
1 or 2 lemons-well scrubbed and patted dry
1/2 (1 stick) butter, at room temp
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp. baking soda
1 cup plain yogurt or buttermilk
2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tbl. sugar

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease or line muffin cups.

Finely chop the ginger. Finely grate to lemon rind so that you have 2 tbl.

In a large bowl, beat butter and 1 cup sugar with a wooden spoon or electric mixer until pale and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time.

Add ginger and lemon peel. Stir baking soda into yogurt or buttermilk, it should start to bubble and rise up.

Fold flour into ginger mixture, 1/3rd at a time, alternating with yogurt mixture.

When well blended, scoop into muffin cups. Bake 18-20 min or until lightly browned and springy to touch.

Remove from the oven and let cool 3-5 min. Remove from pan and dip top (and bottom if no liner used) into lemon juice and the 2 tbl sugar.

Makes 12 regular muffins or 24 miniature.

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